Dear Parents,

Coming into Holy Week this year, I was particularly convicted by the familiarity of the cross. Having grown up hearing about Jesus’ death and resurrection,  the power of Jesus’ sacrifice for my sins moved me to accept Jesus’ gift of salvation as a child. While its impact has never left me, the story has become more and more familiar over time. The danger with this is that the reality and truth of these scriptures can begin to lose its magnitude and splendor in the process. The joy and excitement of salvation and gospel message can turn into a refrain that is so familiar that I no longer reflect on the words and simply recite mindlessly with little more than apathy.
As a result, I felt the need to pause longer this year to reflect on what Jesus actually accomplished, not just on a general level but specifically as it relates to me. In Isaiah 53:4-6, we are reminded that, “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering…But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed… and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” The “we” was also for “me” in that he endured all of these things because of my sin and counted my life as worth dying for.

During our Easter chapel this morning, Mr. K (Kunica) reminded us of the words of Paul in Romans that ALL have sinned and fall short of God’s expectations, yet because of the perfect righteousness of the ONE, Jesus, we are reconciled with God. No matter how hard we may try, we fall short, yet thanks be to God that He died and made all things new in Him.

This Easter, my hope for all of you is that you also take time to reflect on what Jesus did for you, as we head into Friday. May this Easter truly be special and feel fresh and new, as we declare once again this Sunday that He is Risen!

J-D Lussier, Principal